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UnpluggedView: Opera In Open Air

UnpluggedView: Opera In Open Air

Unplugged View: Opera In Open Airby Aaron Rowan Signs of musical life are returning to downtown, and my opera friends are getting in on the action where some of the best action has been unfolding. Award-winning Modesto favorite Patty Castillo Davis and her bandmates have already given two outdoor concerts on the green of the […]

By July 3, 2020 Read More →
BargainView: It’s Just July

BargainView: It’s Just July

BargainView: It’s Just July! By Monica Barber It’s just July and summer is in full swing! This month always includes a lot of fun and sun. As Ms M attempts to stay cool with an iced tea from the Queen Bean coffee house on this hot day, she knows that the current climate includes a […]

By July 2, 2020 Read More →
ArtView: Summer Solstice

ArtView: Summer Solstice

Art View: Summer SolsticeBy Jim Christiansen      I am writing my column on the eve of the Summer Solstice. Summer is upon us.  Working no this during the Covid19 virus season is not a bright and sunny task to find out who and what’s re-opening? what is scheduled, rescheduled, or online for our local artists and […]

ArtView – Starting to Open Up

ArtView – Starting to Open Up

Art View By Jim Christiansen With the limited opening up of Modesto, it’s not quite a June swoon in the art scene, and not yet the summer blast of art openings, open galleries and festivals. Still, there is art news this month, encouraging for the summer months in the age of social distance. Artists around […]

UnpluggedView: The Kids Are Alright

UnpluggedView: The Kids Are Alright

Unplugged View: The Kids Are Alrightby Aaron Rowan Three months without a live music experience. That I have not committed seppuku with my musical saw by now is one of life’s minor miracles. More than anything, I’m hankering to get back to featuring the next generation of vocal stars of our area who have become […]

By June 2, 2020 Read More →
Creating a Memory Wall

Creating a Memory Wall

Creating your own Photo Memory Wall for Under $25By Michael Mangano ` Like most of us we have been trap within four walls for some time now, so why not make one a memory wall of a great trip, a fun family vacation, a summer of concerts or a family reunion. I have one of […]

By April 20, 2020 Read More →
ArtView – Art to Survival

ArtView – Art to Survival

Art View By Jim Christiansen We are aware that the recent virus emergency has wrought havoc on event schedules, with cancellations and postponement of Events. Third Thursday Art Walk was called off March 19, and that will continue through this month, and won’t know until next column if that will hold for May or June. […]

PoetryView – Love in the Time of Coronavirus

PoetryView – Love in the Time of Coronavirus

Love-in-the-Time-of-Coronavirus.docx Love in the Time of Coronavirus by Sam Pierstorff, @njapoet Six feet feels like a hundred miles when handshakes are forbidden and high fives have been replaced by winks and head nods like we are all flirting inside a crowded bar, but the bar is our kitchen—the strangers are our neighbors walking past dusty […]

PerformingView – Catch a LiveCast

PerformingView – Catch a LiveCast

PerformingView By Kaye Osborn and the View Crew Greetings to all my theater supporters! This is certainly unprecedented times. Something we haven’t experienced in my lifetime. Many venues have cancelled or postponed their April productions. Some are considering streaming a show for patrons to enjoy in the comfort of their homes. If you have any […]

Seven Guitars at Gallo Center for the Arts

Seven Guitars at Gallo Center for the Arts

Seven Guitars at Gallo Center for the ArtsBy Tasha Wilson This month is almost over. However, you have just about 48 hours – Enough time for you to go out and get your tickets to see August Wilson’s Seven Guitars! It’s playing at the Gallo Center for the Arts this weekend! The show will go […]

By February 12, 2020 Read More →
ArtView – Love Month

ArtView – Love Month

Art View By Jim Christiansen It is that love month, February. This year with an extended leap day along with Valentine’s Day. More time to express love for art and local artists. That love of art and artists and art events, main reason I write this column. After mourning losses last month with the year […]

ArtView – New Beginnings

ArtView – New Beginnings

Art View By Jim Christiansen January starts at that nexus of out with the old, and new beginnings. Auld Lang Syne to favorite all woman cooperative Tri-Chromatic Gallery, closing early 2020. This hot spot will be missed, but indelible impression on Modesto Art Scene, with it’s on the edge and mystical art presentations, performance art, […]

MSO Pixar in Concert

MSO Pixar in Concert

January 2020 – The Modesto Symphony Orchestra (MSO), led by Associate Conductor Ryan Murray, will perform Pixar in Concert on Friday, January 24, 2020 at 7:30pm and Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 2pm at the Gallo Center for the Arts in Modesto.  Experience the magic of your favorite Pixar films while the MSO performs the scores live. This concert […]

By January 8, 2020 Read More →
PerformingView – Snappy New Year

PerformingView – Snappy New Year

PerformingView By Kaye Osborn A Time to Perform Snappy New Year! Hope this year brings fresh starts and new beginnings. Embrace the sunrise of a bright future. Hard to believe it’s a new year and a new decade. Consider this month a blank slate. You can fill it will all things theatrical! The schools are […]

By January 3, 2020 0 Comments Read More →
ArtView – Holiday Art and Ideas

ArtView – Holiday Art and Ideas

Art View Holiday Art and Ideas By Jim Christiansen Think local in your Holiday shopping plans, and visit the Arts Blocks downtown. Helps support local venues and local artists on display with art for sale. Keep in mind that Art Walk this month is December 19th for last minute art shopping. Consider more leisurely visits […]